Friday 28 August 2015

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Gloucestershire summer holidays guide

Keep the kids happy, out and about in Gloucestershire during the summer holidays with SoGlos’ jam-packed 2015 guide, sponsored by King's Walk Shopping Centre:

SoGlos’s Gloucestershire summer holidays guide is packed with days out, special events, camps and unmissable attractions...

Gloucestershire nurseries guide

Let SoGlos give you a helping hand in finding a great Gloucestershire nursery, day nursery or kindergarten.

Get a head start in hunting for the perfect nursery in Gloucestershire with SoGlos’s dedicated guide.

Gloucestershire independent schools guide

Parents are spoilt for choice by the wealth of top independent schools in Gloucestershire.

Discover some of the finest independent schools in Gloucestershire and the surrounding area, in SoGlos’s dedicated guide.


Win a family ticket to Japan vs Georgia in Gloucester

Ends Friday 28 August 2015

Win a family ticket to see Japan vs Georgia in the run-up to the Rugby World Cup 2015 at Kingsholm Stadium.

Get into the spirit of the Rugby World Cup 2015 and win family tickets to see the Japan vs Georgia test match in Gloucester.

Win family tickets to the Malvern Autumn Show

Ends Monday 14 September 2015

Win a family ticket to the Malvern Autumn Show in SoGlos’s latest competition.

Boasting the best of seasonal food, giant veggies, gardening and countryside pursuits, the Malvern Autumn Show 2015 is...


In the Making exhibition at The Wilson

Friday 28 August to Sunday 20 September 2015

The exciting In the Making exhibition from Design Museum will stop off at The Wilson this summer.

Challenge your perceptions, reconsider everyday objects and get hands-on in a host of workshops, at The Wilson’s...

Mini Scrumpty Trail at Gloucester Museums

Friday 28 August to Saturday 31 October 2015

Don’t miss the mini Scrumpty trail  at Gloucester City and Folk Museums for the chance to win a prize.

Little and big kids alike will search high and low in the Gloucester City and Folk Museums Mini Scrumpty Trail, with the...

Shaun in the City trail in Bristol

Friday 28 to Monday 31 August 2015

Keep your eye out for 70 Shaun the Sheep sculptures placed throughout Bristol this summer.

Shaun the Sheep will be taking over Bristol this summer, with 70 ‘ewe-nique’ sculptures to spot across the...

Fun Fridays with Toys to Grow at Regent Arcade

Friday 28 August 2015

Cheltenham toy shop, Toys to Grown, will be hosting free play sessions at its Fun Fridays at Regent Arcade.

Head to Regent Arcade this summer holidays, where independent toy shop, Toys to Grow, will be offering a host of activities,...

Witcombe Cider Festival

Saturday 29 to Sunday 30 August 2015

Witcombe Cider Festival 2015 promises a barrel of laughs and the finest ciders around.

Sup on the finest county ciders and real ales, see a host of live music acts, enjoy entertainment spanning sports and...

Gloucester Retro Festival

Saturday 29 to Sunday 30 August 2015

Travel back in time this bank holiday at the first ever Gloucester Retro Festival.

Travel back in time this summer, with flares, miniskirts and flapper dresses all to be expected at Gloucester’s...

Phoenix Festival in Cirencester

Saturday 29 to Sunday 30 August 2015

Live music, food and drink, children’s entertainment and more can be found at Cirencester’s Phoenix Festival.

Enjoy a free family festival in the heart of the Cotswolds, when Cirencester plays host to Phoenix Festival, featuring...

Treefest at Westonbirt Arboretum

Saturday 29 to Monday 31 August 2015

Creative families can try their hand at woodcraft and woodland skills during the three-day celebration of nature. © Jamie Koster.

Discover a world of wooden wonders, enjoy live music, carving and falconry displays, storytelling and much more, during...

Gloucester Rugby Beach Weekender

Saturday 29 to Monday 31 August 2015

Rugby, music and sandcastles can be found at Gloucester Quays this August, at Gloucester Rugby’s Beach Weekender.

Gloucester Quays will be transformed into a holiday resort this August bank holiday when Gloucester Rugby host a beach-themed...

Meet Elsa from Frozen at Shakes 2Go

Sunday 30 August 2015

Fans of all things Frozen, will be heading to Cheltenham’s Shakes 2GO when Elsa comes to town.

Fans of all things Frozen will be heading to Cheltenham’s popular milkshake bar, Shakes 2Go, this August Bank Holiday,...

The Severn Bore

Sunday 30 August to Friday 27 November 2015

Daredevils take to the water for The Severn Bore.

Find out where and when to see The Severn Bore in 2015, and don’t miss out on the natural wonder and sporting spectacular...

Sixth Form Open Day at Cheltenham Ladies' College

Saturday 12 September 2015

Cheltenham Ladies’ College Sixth Form offers students a host of different subjects to choose from.

Cheltenham Ladies’ College will open its doors to welcome potential students for its Sixth Form Open Day this September.

Sheep Racing and family fun at Frampton on Severn

Saturday 19 September 2015

Witness a hilarious spectacle at Frampton’s Sheep Racing event this September.

Ever-popular family event Frampton Sheep Racing promises a hilarious day of fun, food, and music, when it returns to the...

Malvern Autumn Show

Saturday 26 to Sunday 27 September 2015

Celebrate the best of regional produce, the countryside and gardening at the Malvern Autumn Show 2015.

A celebration of seasonal food and gardening, giant vegetables, vintage nostalgia, television personalities including...

Five Valleys Walk in Stroud

Sunday 27 September 2015

Step on it and get walking across the Five Valleys to raise funds for Meningitis Now.

The Five Valleys Walk 2015 will offer all ages and abilities the chance to roam through five beautiful valleys in Stroud...

Cheltenham College Open Morning

Saturday 3 October 2015

Discover the outstanding academic and extracurricular facilities on offer at the prestigious Cheltenham College this autumn.

Cheltenham College will be abuzz with teachers, pupils and families this October, when it opens its prestigious doors...

Cheltenham College Preparatory School Open Morning

Saturday 3 October 2015

Check out Cheltenham College Preparatory School and its facilities for yourself, during its upcoming open morning.

Head to the Prep School Open Morning at Cheltenham College this October, and get an insight into how its state-of-the-art...


Wycliffe College Open Day

Saturday 10 October 2015

Discover all that Wycliffe College has to offer your child, during the anticipated Open Day this September.

Head to Wycliffe College’s Open Day this autumn to discover its stunning location, superb pastoral care, state-of-the-art...

Frozen Character Party at Best Western The Gables Hotel

Sunday 11 October 2015

Local kiddies will be thrilled at the chance to meet their favourite Frozen characters.

Local little ones can party with their favourite Frozen characters at The Gables Hotel and Let It Go as they dance the...

Junior Rugby Camp in Tewkesbury

Monday 26 to Tuesday 27 October 2015

Kids can improve their rugby skills with the professionals from Gloucester Rugby this February.

Mini rugby players across the county can develop their skills with Gloucester Rugby coaches – and meet some of the players...

St Nicholas Wishing Tree in Gloucester

Tuesday 17 November to Saturday 12 December 2015

The St Nicholas Wishing Tree will be ready to receive festive wishes throughout November and December.

County children can leave their Christmas wishes on Gloucester Folk Museum’s St Nicholas Wishing Tree and receive a personalised...


Sudeley Castle maze raises thousands for Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Sudeley Castle’s willow maze has raised a great amount to aid Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust.

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust has received a cheque for £7,000, thanks to visitor donations made at Sudeley Castle’s...

Success for Scrumpty Sculpture Trail's first week

Head to Gloucester to discover the 20 Scrumpty sculptures hidden across the city.

Nearly 50,000 people took part in the first week of the Scrumpty Sculpture Trail in Gloucester, benefitting the local...

Giffords Circus announces extra dates to its Moon Songs tour

Giffords Circus has added seven extra shows to the Stroud leg of its Moon Songs tour.

Acclaimed Gloucestershire entertainers, Giffords Circus, has added seven new shows to its popular Moon Songs tour – offering...

Cattle Country Adventure Park unveils new water attraction

Families will be making a splash at Cattle Country Adventure Park after the launch of its new water attraction.

Families have even more reason to head to the day-out destination, Cattle Country Adventure Park, following the reveal...

Slimbridge to showcase giant LEGO animals

See the amazing giant LEGO animals on display at Slimbridge this summer.

Slimbridge Wetland Centre is to welcome the arrival of giant LEGO animals this summer, offering an exciting and innovative...

Dean Heritage Centre celebrates The Very Hungry Caterpillar with new attraction

Eric Carle’s classic children’s story is celebrated at Dean Heritage Centre’s woodland trail.

Dean Heritage Centre pays homage to Eric Carle’s best-loved children’s tale The Very Hungry Caterpillar with its brand...

Westonbirt Arboretum to launch new treetop walkway

Westonbirt Arboretum will see a brand new treetop walkway this summer.

The spectacular tree garden, Westonbirt Arboretum, has reached its fundraising target of £1.9 million, paving the way...

Unlimited admission introduced at Gloucester Museums

Visitors can enjoy unlimited entry to Gloucester Museums with their new admission prices.

Visitors to Gloucester Folk and City Museums can expect better value for money as the new prices offer unlimited admission...

Hot lists

50 free things to do in the summer holidays in Gloucestershire

Make new friends with loveable animals at St James City Farm in Gloucester.

Discover 50 ways to keep the kids entertained in Gloucestershire during the school summer holidays, without spending a...

13 wild things to do this summer in Gloucestershire

Go wild with Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust’s 13 wild things to do this summer.

From snail racing to pond dipping, tick off Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust’s 13 wild things to do this summer.

8 places to play tennis in Gloucestershire

East Glos Club in Cheltenham is a top place to play tennis, with 28 courts – 11 grass.

Whip-out your whites and practice your grunts, as SoGlos serves up eight top places to play tennis in Gloucestershire....

16 of the best picnic spots in Gloucestershire

Farncombe Estate offers a beautiful setting to enjoy The Fish Hotel’s picnic hamper.

Soak up picturesque views, mess about by the river or relax in beautiful parkland, with SoGlos’s handpicked selection...

12 of Gloucestershire's best outdoor pools to take a dip in

Cowley Manor’s outdoor pool is the perfect spot to channel a holiday vibe closer to home.

Make a splash at one of the best outdoor swimming pools in Gloucestershire – or perfect your front crawl, and top up your...

5 fabulous spots for outdoor cinema in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire’s inaugural Livestock Festival will see films screened every night until the early hours.

Boasting picturesque hotspots, Gloucestershire’s brand new festival, a drive-in experience and Cheltenham’s...

10 glorious Gloucestershire locations to enjoy open-air theatre

Cheltenham’s annual Open-Air Theatre Festival returns to Bacon Theatre this summer, with no less than nine theatre productions.

Spanning beautiful gardens, unique amphitheatres and quintessential village greens, this summer pack a picnic and enjoy...

Special offers

Summer stays at Whitemead Forest Park

Ends Monday 31 August 2015

Save up to 50 per cent on your holiday at Whitemead Forest Park, with some amazing last-minute summer deals on offer now.

Enjoy a last-minute break at one of Gloucestershire’s favourite holiday destinations, with up to 50 per cent off...


Interview with Lady Ashcombe from Sudeley Castle

Lady Ashcombe talks to SoGlos about life as custodian of Sudeley Castle.

SoGlos talks to Lady Ashcombe, custodian of Sudeley Castle, about the forthcoming season at the popular Gloucestershire...

Children & Family events

Attention! Find 20 Scrumpties across Gloucester, until October 2015.

Where's Scrumpty Trail in Gloucester

Friday 28 August to Saturday 31 October 2015

The exciting In the Making exhibition from Design Museum will stop off at The Wilson this summer.

In the Making exhibition at The Wilson

Friday 28 August to Sunday 20 September 2015

Don’t miss the mini Scrumpty trail  at Gloucester City and Folk Museums for the chance to win a prize.

Mini Scrumpty Trail at Gloucester Museums

Friday 28 August to Saturday 31 October 2015

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